Xûr, Agent of the Nine

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"I have a clear purpose. I cannot explain it. Forgive me."
— Xûr

Xûr[1] is a vendor who sells Exotic items in exchange for Strange Coins in Destiny, and in exchange for Legendary Shards in Destiny 2. In Destiny, he only appears from Friday to Sunday, while in Destiny 2 he appears from Friday to the weekly reset on Tuesdays.[2][1] In Destiny, Xûr appears randomly at one of six locations in the Tower or one location in the Vestian Outpost. In Destiny 2, his location varies every week, appearing in one of three places: at the Watcher's Grave on Nessus, the Hangar in the New Tower, or at the Winding Cove in the European Dead Zone. In The Final Shape, he has a shop in the Tower Bazaar, and he accepts Strange Coins once again.


Xûr's coming and going depends on the planetary alignments, as he hails from the Jovians, a place beyond even the Reef, past the asteroid belt, which the Guardians have yet to adequately explore. He is subservient to the Nine, the enigmatic rulers of the Jovians.

Xûr claims that his will is not his own, and that he is in complete servitude to The Nine. It is important to note that he is not one of them.


Xûr first appeared in the Tower after the end of the Great Ahamkara Hunt. Cryptarch Lavinia Garcia Umr Tawil speculated that the Nine had previously made use of the Ahamkara for their paracausal abilities, and had sent Xûr to interact with the Guardians for similar reasons.[3]

Xûr was once confronted by the former Guardian Orin, who was sent by Mara Sov to investigate the Nine's role in the disappearance of Sjur Eido. Xûr asked Orin to "forgive them" while she crushed his windpipe and further interrogated him. After being freed from Orin's grasp, he reached into his robes to reveal a silver jar. Misinterpreting Xûr's actions as a sign of hostility, Orin struck the Agent in the chest with her war hammer, sending him flying, and breaking his spine. Xûr survived, but he acquired a permanently hunched posture due to the blow.[4]

It is possible that Xûr, along with The Nine, were responsible for releasing Skolas from his prison after he was given to them.[5]

Most recently, Xûr has been "employed" by Starhorse, a paracausal being appearing as a celestial horse, as the host of the "game show", Dares of Eternity.

Wares in Destiny[edit]

See also: Xûr, Agent of the Nine/Inventory History

Year One Inventory[edit]

Every week, the available stock is chosen at random, but occasionally he will sell one item more than once every few weeks.

  • Exotic Armor (one for each class) - 13 Strange Coins
  • Exotic Weapon - 23 Strange Coins (Primaries) or 17 Strange Coins (Specials/Heavies)
  • Exotic Shard - 7 Strange Coins
  • Exotic Armor Engram - 23 Motes of Light
  • Re-roll stats for Exotic gear - 1 Exotic shard, and 250 Glimmer
  • Sparrow Drive Upgrade - 23 Strange Coins
  • Weapon Telemetry - 1 Strange Coin
  • 5 Heavy Ammo Synthesis - 1 Strange Coin

If the player is working on an Exotic Weapon Bounty or Quest, they may need to purchase a specific item from Xûr for one Strange Coin. Such items include:

Year Two Inventory[edit]

Every week, the available stock is chosen at random. Note that Xûr will not sell both an Exotic weapon and a Legacy Engram during the same visit, only one or the other.

  • Exotic Armor (one for each class) - 1 Strange Coins
  • Exotic Weapon - 2 Strange Coins (all weapon types)
  • Legacy Weapon Engram - 3 Strange Coins
  • Legacy Armor Engram - 29 Strange Coins
  • Exotic Armor Engram - 19 Strange Coins
  • Sparrow Drive Upgrade - 23 Strange Coins
  • 3 Heavy Ammo Synthesis - 1 Strange Coin
  • 5 Three of Coins - 7 Strange Coins
  • 3 Glass Needles - 3 Strange Coins, 3 Motes of Light, 1 Exotic Shard
  • 1 Mote of Light - 2 Strange Coins

Year Three Inventory[edit]

Every week, the available stock is chosen at random, but some items may be accidentally featured more than once during a certain timespan. Note that Xûr will not sell both an Exotic weapon and a Legacy Engram during the same visit, only one or the other. Legacy Engrams only contain Year 1 weapons or armor, but if a player receives a weapon that they don't have in Year 3, that same weapon will become available in its current iteration in the Exotic kiosks in the Tower.

  • Exotic Armor (one for each class) - 13 Strange Coins
  • Exotic Weapon - 23 Strange Coins (all weapon types)
  • Legacy Weapon Engram - 31 Strange Coins
  • Legacy Armor Engram - 29 Strange Coins
  • Exotic Armor Engram - 19 Strange Coins
  • Weapon Ornaments (two total) - 30 Strange Coins and 25 Silver Dust
  • Weapon Bundle (one Exotic Weapon plus an associated Weapon Ornament) (two total) - 30 Strange Coins and 25 Silver Dust
  • Sparrow Drive Upgrade - 23 Strange Coins
  • 3 Heavy Ammo Synthesis - 1 Strange Coin
  • 10 Heavy Ammo Synthesis - 3 Strange Coins
  • 5 Three of Coins - 7 Strange Coins
  • 1 Glass Needles - 3 Strange Coins
  • 1 Mote of Light - 2 Strange Coins

Wares in Destiny 2[edit]

Before Forsaken, Xûr appeared either in a predefined spot within the that week's chosen Flashpoint Destination, or else in the Tower, if a DLC Destination was selected. Since then, he still appears in one of his predefined spots, which is randomly selected among all base Destiny 2 Destinations. As of Beyond Light, this location is limited to the Tower, the European Dead Zone, and Nessus.

Instead of Strange Coins, he accepts Legendary Shards. Each week, his available stock of Exotics is randomized, and includes one random armor piece for each class, a random weapon, a special 'fated' or 'isochronal' exotic engram that is guaranteed to decrypt into an as-yet undiscovered non-quest armor or weapon, and assorted other items. If all suitable exotic armor and weapons have been discovered, a new roll of armor for the player's current class is decrypted instead.

In Season of the Lost, Xûr began to offer a selection of Legendary weapons introduced in previous seasons, including older Trials of Osiris and Nightfall weapons, in addition to a random set of vaulted armor. As of The Witch Queen, he will also sell one random roll each of vaulted exotic weapons that feature them. His entire current inventory can be found here.

In The Final Shape, he accepts Strange Coins once again, and he also has a reputation track. Spending Strange Coins causes reputation with Xûr. He also began selling Exotic catalysts for weapons prior to the release of the Witch Queen expansion and allowing players to obtain a buff called Strange Favor after spending 47 Strange Coins. He has set up a permanent shop inside the Tower Bazaar, so he no longer travels between destinations.

Former Wares[edit]

Current Wares[edit]

  • Exotic Armor (one piece per class) - 23 Legendary Shards
  • Exotic Weapon - 29 Legendary Shards
  • Exotic Engram (one per weekend per account) - 97 Legendary Shards
    • An additional Exotic Engram can be purchased on the same weekend for an Exotic Cipher
  • Xenology Exotic quest - grants an Exotic Cipher on completion
  • Legendary Weapons - 50 Legendary Shards and 1,000 Glimmer
  • Vaulted Legendary Armor - 50 Legendary Shards and 1,000 Glimmer
  • Vaulted Exotic Weapons with random perks - 200 Legendary Shards, 125,000 Glimmer, 1 Exotic Cipher, and 1 Ascendant Shard
    • Currently, only Hawkmoon is purchasable.

Dares of Eternity[edit]

Upon the release of the 30th Anniversary Pack, Xûr also appears during the whole week as the vendor for Dares of Eternity, located in his Treasure Hoard in Eternity. From there, he offers reputation-based rewards, Bounties, and the quest for Forerunner. He also provides the bonus cosmetic items unlocked for owners of the Anniversary Pack and displays the quest for Gjallarhorn for non-owners.



  • "So lonely here."
  • "I am only an Agent. The Nine rule beyond the Jovians."
  • "I cannot explain what the Nine are. They are... very large. I cannot explain. The fault is mine, not yours."
  • "I think it is very possible that I am here to help you."
  • "Each mote of dust tells a story of ancient Earth."
  • "I think the cells of this body are dying."
  • "I do not entirely control my movements."
  • "Some of the cells in this body began on this world, how strange to return."
  • "There are no birds where I came from. The things that fly... are like shadows."
  • "I understood my mission when the Nine put it in me, but now I cannot articulate it."
  • "This is but one end."
  • "These inner worlds are very strange."
  • "My movements are to a significant degree dependent on planetary alignments."
  • "I feel a great many consciousnesses impinging on mine, and all of them so small and lonely."
  • "Bodies come and go but the cells remember. And if they forget, the Nine remember it for us."
  • "My function here is to trade, I know this."
  • "I have told you what I can."
  • "If I am here, it is the Nine who sent me."
  • "I may be here."
  • "May we speak?"
  • "So much Light here, I suppose I feel pain."
  • "Please."
  • "Beyond even the outer worlds, the true deep begins."
  • "My movements are not predictable, even to me!"
  • "We saw the colony fail, not knowing what we saw."
  • "My will is not my own."
  • "I am an Agent of the Nine."
  • "I hope to be here again."
  • "Goodbye."
  • "It is very possible that the Nine intend to help humanity."
  • "It is my will to speak to you."
  • "An end will come. We will be there."
  • "The Awoken did not have a choice. We did."
  • "Similar..."
  • "This is the Nine."
  • "Speak with me."
  • "I may be here when you return."
  • "I do not know what the Nine want with you."
  • "There is something inside me that wishes to connect."
  • "The Nine show you these."
  • "An end will come. We will be here."
  • "For organic life to exist it requires constant adaptation."
  • "Guardian!"
  • "The Nine wish to speak to you."
  • "Do not be alarmed, I have no reason to cause you harm."
  • "But it was the Nine who gave us purpose, and it was the Nine who keep us whole."
  • "We came up from the dust, and burrowed into flesh for warmth, and became... something new."
  • "I have information. I do not know yet if it's you it is for."
  • "The pull of the outer worlds is so faint here. The sun is so heavy."
  • "Your Traveler has a dark mirror."
  • "You are the one I was sent to find!"
  • "When my mission here is done, the Nine will send for me."
  • "I am merely a trash collector for the Nine."
  • "I came for the Light, perhaps. To understand the Light." [6]
  • "You must stop eating salted popcorn."

Destiny 2[edit]

  • "The heliosheath is not the only door into the system."
  • "You have fought everything else that entered this realm. Will you fight a planet?."
  • "The dust has commingled, the Nine is forever changed."
  • "There is a door in the woods. It is opening."
  • "Do not be afraid. The Nine wish to be kind to you."
  • "Do not fear me. That is not why I am here."
  • "Do not be alarmed. I know no reason to cause you harm."
  • "The Nine's eye is still watching."
  • "You will not find the Nine that way, but they will find you."
  • "If you are here, it means the Nine are not done with you yet."
  • "The Nine see your valour."
  • "Do not go looking for the Nine. They will come to you."
  • "They want to know about you. It is an honour."
  • "I am here for a reason. I just… cannot remember it."
  • "I bring a message from the Nine."
  • "I have a message for you from the Nine, but I forget it."
  • "I do mean to explain, but every time I try, I lose the thread."
  • "One day, you will understand, Warlock."
  • "I have explained it the best that I can."
  • "I am trying to give you answers, Warlock. Believe me."
  • "What happens when every cell is dead?."
  • "You made the adaptations necessary to further organic life."
  • "Your cells can be more than cells."
  • "It is my fate to help you. This I know."
  • "I think you have terrible need of my gifts."
  • "These are from the Nine."
  • "The Nine show you these."
  • "I bring gifts of the Nine. Gifts you sorely need."
  • "Perhaps this is why the Nine sent me here."
  • "I come bearing help."
  • "My will is not my own. Is yours?"
  • "Yours is a lonely existence."
  • "Is it your will to return?"
  • "To do what you say, is to speak in a language of pure meaning."
  • "You face the strongest enemies in the system, and you still live? Interesting."
  • "I returned to the Tower to find it empty."
  • "The Traveler's song echoes on."
  • "I may be here when you return."
  • "Whatever happened would have been the will of the Nine and therefore right, but...I am glad you have won."
  • "I hope to be here again."
  • "I cannot promise I will be here when you return… if you return."
  • "It was the Nine's—now it is yours."[7]


  • The Emissary states that Xûr is a prototype.
  • Xûr has sold the famous exotic Rocket Launcher Gjallarhorn on two occasions in Year 1 of Destiny. The first was during the second week he was available to purchase from. However, many people didn't buy it due to either a lack of knowledge or lack of Strange Coins.
  • There was once a bug in Xûr's code that caused him to not sell Three of Coins for a few weeks during Rise of Iron.
  • There is a fan theory that Xûr's presence in the Tower may not be beneficial, despite him outfitting Guardians with Exotic wares. Some fans believe that Xûr is in the Tower to gather intelligence for his superiors.
  • Before Destiny 2 patch 2.0.0, a symbol for Xûr was displayed in the area he was present in. This has now been removed and makes it harder for players to find him.
  • The reason for Xûr's odd posture and voice is explained in the Ecdysis lore book, wherein Orin finds him in a sublunar cavern and "crushes his windpipe" before hitting him with her war hammer, which warped his spine, so that "he will never stand straight again."
  • Xûr received a slight visual update following the release of Destiny 2, with the symbol of The Nine now visible on the torso of his robes, which are also now less baggy.


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